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The Digest: Night+Market

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Have you ever been to a restaurant where you were so overwhelmed in a good way that you just tell your server to bring you what they think is best for the table? We have never done this until we went to Night+Market, the hip new perma-pop-up Thai street food restaurant housed inside Talesai. It isn’t that the food is hard to understand: it all sounds so good and so slightly alien to the casual Thai food eater that you can’t quite make up your mind on what to get. Moreover, this menu–unlike many Thai places like Thai Patio and Jitlada–is so surprisingly concise that you owe it to yourself to place the dice in your server’s hands: have them order the best of the best for you.

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Inside Meat Heaven, AKA Chi Spacca

Inside Meat Heaven, AKA Chi Spacca

Meat is a pretty ubiquitous item in the landscape of Los Angeles food. It isn’t something that is scarce nor is it something disgustingly celebrated like those guys on Epic Meal Time. It’s just a part of our food culture and it is nothing more and nothing less than that. Mario Batali is adding a bit of a push in the meat direction with his new restaurant Chi Spacca. The place has been “on our list” of places to go but, really, we didn’t have an idea of what it really was–until we saw Alison Chernick‘s new NOWNESS video on the place. You guys: it is a cured meat wonderland!

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Handsome Coffee Gets Nudie Aprons

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Everyone loves Handsome Coffee. People are just wild about them! It should come as no surprise that brands are all giddy about them, too. From their very ubiquitous presence at any Art District store event to their beans sliding into nearly every coffee shop in town, the brand has taken the town–and beyond–by storm. What is the latest thing they are up to? They’ve teamed up with Sweedish denim masters Nudie Jeans to make some aprons. It’s a clever collaboration as both brands have a rock and roll, “We do what we want!” approach to their crafts.

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Mechanically Organic: The Work Of Matthew Blackwell

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Matthew Blackwell creates art that is distinctive, eerily beautiful and story-telling for each individual lucky enough to see his work. Categorized before as street art and modern graffiti, Matthew’s work transcends these common forms to something much more. Based out of his apartment in downtown LA, Matthew’s whimsical style of creation heeds a story, a poem, a progression of thoughts and emotions that captivate and manipulate one’s imagination.

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African Cosmos Stellar Arts LACMA

LACMA’s latest showing of Africa arts is called African Cosmos. It sounds beautiful and will be on view from August 24 through November 30.

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Heath Ceramics Ani Kasten In The Rough

Heath is bringing a new show of ceramic work by local Ani Kasten from September 6 through the end of the month. There will also be a reception on September 14, too.

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Archie Fades Marty Marquez Commentary Xiu Xiu

Director Marty Marquez who directed Xiu Xiu’s “Archie Fades” music video has released a director’s commentary of the video on IMVDb.

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River Of Fundament Matthew Barney Jonathan Bepler UCLA

This is way in advance but UCLA is going to host the West coast premiere of Matthew Barney’s latest film River of Fundament. Catch it on April 25 of 2015!

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